Man attacks London Mosque, kills 1

One person was killed and several injured when a van drove into pedestrians near Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Muslims praying at the mosque before the van rammed into them, killing one

Muslims praying at the mosque before the van rammed into them, killing one

London Police say it is treating the attack as a terrorist attack.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, condemned the attack, describing it as appalling.

”The appalling attack on Muslims in #FinsburyPark is an attack on us all and the culture and values of our country,” he stated.

”The appalling attack on Muslims in #FinsburyPark is an attack on us all and the culture and values of our country,” he stated.

In his Facebook post, Welby said: ”The freedom to worship without fear is a right we cherish as a nation and was won at a great human cost over many years.

The appalling attack on Muslims in Finsbury Park is an attack on us all and on the culture and values of our country.

At a time when we are all grieving the loss of so many precious people in London and Manchester, this brutal attack can only compound the trauma.

Violence only begets more violence- it serves only the interests of those who would terrorise others.

Violence only begets more violence- it serves only the interests of those who would terrorise others.

This wanton and cruel act can produce no good and cannot be justified or excused. In exactly the same way as previous recent

In exactly the same way as previous recent attacks, it is a crime against God and against humanity.”

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan said an incident in which a man drove a van into worshippers near a London mosque killing one person and injuring 10 was an attack on common values.

“Like the terrible attacks in Manchester, Westminster and London Bridge it is also an assault on all our shared values of tolerance, freedom and respect,” he said in a statement.

Khan said there would be extra police to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan.

Meanwhile, the London Police have confirmed they arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder, and two of those hit by the van were said to be “very seriously injured”.

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, was woken to be told of the early morning incident at Finsbury Park and has confirmed that counter-terrorism command is leading an active inquiry.

Deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu, the senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism, said: “The attack unfolded whilst a man was receiving first aid from the public at the scene, sadly, he has died.

“Any causative link between his death and the attack will form part of our investigation. It is too early to state if his death was as a result of the attack.

“No matter what the motivation proves to be, and we are keeping an open mind, this is being treated as a terrorist attack and the counter-terrorism command is investigating.

“This was an attack on London and all Londoners and we should all stand together against extremists whatever their cause.”

Witnesses said the man who subsequently died had been taken ill and a small crowd had gathered around him to help.

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The van, they said, ploughed into those trying to assist him.

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